FOLLOW UP: 'Murphy Brown' actor died of overdose

posted 2004-04-13 00:27:02 by doug

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- "Murphy Brown" actor Robert Pastorelli, found dead last month in a bathroom at his Hollywood Hills home, died of a heroin overdose, the coroner's office said Monday.

A syringe, a spoon and a plastic bag with white powder were discovered, Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman David Campbell said.

The 49-year-old actor played Eldin, a housepainter with artistic vision, on the Candice Bergen series. He had recently finished work with John Travolta on the movie "Be Cool," the sequel to "Get Shorty."